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AISSR Lectures

Find here an overview of our AISSR lectures 2023-2024

1. The past, present and future of computational social science

The first AISSR lecture will be given by Chris Bail, one of the foremost computational social scientists. Bail traces the remarkable journey of Computational Social Science: from its origins on the fringes to its current status as a mainstream field in universities worldwide. 

Date: 21 September 2023

Time: 15:30 - 17:00

Location: CREA (Theatre Hall)

2. Sovereignty in the Anthropocene

The second AISSR lecture will be given by Diane E. Davis (Harvard University), and AISSR Visiting Professor, about 'Sovereignty in the Anthropocene'. 

Davis will delve into the intersections of urban sovereignty, ecological challenges, and the evolving needs of the 21st century.

Date: 19 October 2023

Time: 15:30 - 17:00

Location: CREA (Music Hall)

3. Conflict & Democracy

Our third AISSR lecture will be an intriguing conversation between the mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, and our AISSR visiting professor Diane E. Davis, on Conflict & Democracy.

Date: 15 November 2023

Time: 15:30 - 17:00

Location: CREA (Theatre Hall)

4. Looking back. Looking forward: AISSR Harvest Day 2023

This year will be our 10th AISSR Harvest Day. A special milestone in which we look back and forward to the social sciences and the role of our Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research: Looking back. Looking forward.

We will start this special day with three special AISSR lectures: 

  1. Maarten Hajer on Climate & Democracy
  2. Philomena Essed on Intersectionality & Social Justice
  3. Eelke Heemskerk on Digital & Computational Science

Date: 16 November 2023

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Location: De Brug, Roeterseiland Campus

5. Zeynep Tüfekçi

The University of Amsterdam will award an honorary doctorate to Zeynep Tüfekçi, during UvA's Dies Natalis celebration on January 11, 2024. The day after, 12 January, the AISSR is proud to host an AISSR Lecture by Zeynep Tüfekçi. 

Zeynep Tüfekçi is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Tüfekçi will be honored by the UvA for her expertise in a.o. social movements and social media.

Date: 12 January, 2024

Time: 14:30 - 17:00

Location: CREA Theatre Hall